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I wish them a lifetime

I mentioned last week that I had been away at a wedding, Luisa’s wedding, and a number of you wrote that you were eager to see pictures. I felt a little unsure about posting them, to be honest, because it was her wedding day and hers to share, but she says that I can go for it. Here we are.

Luisa was one of the first friends I made through blogging. I guess it was about six years ago, give or take a bit. That was when Brandon was still living in New York, and I would go there to see him every couple of months. Luisa was still living in New York then, too. She and I had exchanged e-mails, and on one of my visits, we made plans to meet. I think I remember that it was raining hard that night, and I must have been late, because I ran down the sidewalk to get there. Or maybe she did? One of us was soaked, at least. Maybe she’ll remember. But we met, and we kept in touch, and not long after, we happened to have dinner the night before Brandon proposed to me. She asked if I thought we would get married, and I said that I did, but that I had no idea when we would decide to get engaged. And then, the next afternoon, he asked me. I loved that she was a part of our story that way, and I feel lucky to have been there to watch her and Max go through the same transformation.

The wedding was almost three weeks ago, but I still find myself replaying scenes from it in my head. Maybe, as you scroll down, you’ll understand what I mean. They gave us a beautiful night and a whopper of a party. I wish them a lifetime just like it.

I'll be back in a day or two, with a recipe.


Anonymous Victoria said...

Well, of course I've been chomping at the bit to see these pictures and get a gander at the entire dress, and once I did, I totally choked up. Luisa was a confection herself, wasn't she?

Thanks to you - and thanks to Luisa for her okay - for posting these beautiful pictures of the happy couple in their glorious surroundings.

All I ever want to hear from you (and Brandon) and Luisa (and Max) are glad tidings.

4:46 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Michelle Stiles said...

Wow! Picture perfect, but I would expect no less. I love the different perspective after hearing Luisa's. True love makes for great weddings, unforgettable weddings, real tear jerker ones, weddings that make you want to love your partner even more.

5:01 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Maria said...

Thank you for this post! I was on Luisa's blog the other day and read about her wedding. She looked so beautiful yet simple. I loved everything about her wedding dress. And these photos really puts everything in a different perspective.

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

5:03 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger A Day That is Dessert said...

I can't believe I forgot to ask you about the wedding!! Next time. Thank you for sharing these images, so full of joy and beauty.

5:10 PM, July 12, 2011  
Anonymous Susan B. said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing (and thank you, Luisa, for letting her). I love how personal it was. Just the way I think a wedding should be!

5:11 PM, July 12, 2011  
Anonymous Sylee said...

Oh, such happy times!

5:19 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Danielle said...

these are such beautiful pictures!

5:29 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Karen said...

Looks like it was lovely.
That first pic is AMAZING!!

5:29 PM, July 12, 2011  
Anonymous Roberta said...

The photos are wonderful to look at even if one does not know the bride and groom personally. It looks like an intimate affair, not overwhelming and the location is beautiful. So good that you could be there.

6:25 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger dervla said...

Hi Molly, how come none of my photos turned out as beautifully as yours? It was lovely to meet you at the wedding, what a gorgeous day/night. Lovely post.

7:09 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Kit Yoon said...

Indeed, congrats to the couple! Oh how I miss those hills so! And that light! We moved away from northern California a year ago now...and I still find myself gasping when I see such images as the ones you posted here. We never took it for granted the beauty that was around us...but to not have it now does hurt occasionally... What a fabulous spot to tie the knot and may they have a wonderful life together.

7:18 PM, July 12, 2011  
Anonymous Kasey said...

How fun! I've met some lovely, lovely people through blogging - it's so cool to hear your friendship story! And Luisa looks stunning. Gah! No words.

7:22 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Kalyn said...

How fun to see your photos. It looks like it was just lovely in every way.

7:43 PM, July 12, 2011  
Anonymous Smallpeace said...

Ah, ain't love grand?

7:47 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Raquelita said...

Oh. Just beautiful! I think we've all been waiting with great impatience to see and hear more of Luisa's love story. I think I might have caught a glimpse of you in one of the pictures she posted (were you the one in the blue dress, Ms. Wizenberg?!) and had already guessed you were one of the honored in attendance. Thanks for taking the time to write about it!

8:01 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Sophie said...

that last photo is breathtaking

8:40 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger donna baker said...

What a beautiful day for a wedding. The light, the patchwork mosaic of the land. Perfect.

9:46 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Joy said...

The pictures look great!

9:58 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger jess☆ said...

Ohh what a beautiful wedding! Congratulations Luisa :) Such a gorgeous setting - and i love the dress!

10:08 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking said...

Beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous day for a wedding!

10:24 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Ruth said...

What a gorgeous wedding! You've sent me of into daydream land...

11:52 PM, July 12, 2011  
Blogger Chris Thorne said...

What astounding pictures. Is there any chance you could post your camera setup please, I'd love to be able to get my pictures looking as good as these.

1:13 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger london bakes said...

It looks like it was such a beautiful wedding and a perfect setting. Thank you for sharing.

1:17 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous Sasa said...

Luisa looks so happy it brings tears to my eyes. I wish them a lifetime of days like that too.

1:37 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Lucia said...

Having good friends is always something precious, and you were blessed by the rain. I'm happy for them, and for you too. The're so cute :-)

3:49 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous tami said...

so glad you got to be there for it & so glad you were able to share it with us. the photos are stunning & luisa looks positively dreamy.

4:37 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous Jamie said...

I actually saw pictures on her blog last week, but didn't realize you were talking about the same person until I saw her! Her wedding was absolutely beautiful and set in an amazing location!

4:50 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Tracy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous wedding. All the best to the couple.

6:02 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger B. said...

what a beautiful wedding! her dress rocks! :)

6:14 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open said...

I'm speechless. A stunning bride, groom, and wedding.

7:43 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Megan said...

Are you kidding me with these photos? They're just bursting open with joy.

7:48 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Holly said...

So, so beautiful! Thank you, and thank you to Luisa!

8:50 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Stephanie said...

oh so lovely. i love hearing how people become friends (and spouses!) through blogs. beautiful photos!

8:59 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Molly said...

I agree, friends: it really was gorgeous! I'm so glad the pictures turned out.

And Chris Thorne, my camera setup is very, very simple, and I think the trick is just that I used film. The camera is a Nikon FE, and I used the new Kodak Portra 400 film.

9:05 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said...

How fantastic! I thought it looked like Italy, and it IS Italy. What a perfect setting. I love how she said there was no music, so her family and friends hummed "here comes the bride" - sounds magical!

9:15 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Rose said...

This is the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen!
What a lucky couple! xx


9:27 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Moony said...

Well, Im really suprise to see the whole pictures. Because, even I didnt know that both of you are friends, I follow also Luisa's blog and it was a complete and good surprise that I saw her (them) in your blog. She shared a good picture from that day... I wish you both the happiness on this trip that is life!!!!

9:51 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Amanda Hawkins said...

My god, gorgeous! Happy beginnings!

9:58 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger teryll said...

beautiful shots, you caught some precious moments among the happy couple and hpapy guests!

10:02 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous Hollye Jacobs - Brookside Buzz said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting. Love your blog, your book and your recipes!

10:15 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous Kimby said...

Molly, I love the photo you took of the bride and groom coming down the aisle right after the wedding -- such JOY. And the one of them in front of the sunset is a keeper. Hope you sent them a copy -- I'm sure they'll treasure it! Glad you had fun!

10:47 AM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous ruthie@thetwicebitten said...

Aw I'm soo soppy reading your post and seeing Luisa's photos last week.

Truly beautiful, inspiring and touching.

I think these two are going to be happy for a very long time to come.

11:07 AM, July 13, 2011  
OpenID themoveablefeasts said...

Ah, thank goodness Luisa wanted to share beautiful glimpses of her wedding with everyone and that she allowed you to share your experience of it, too. So lovely! Beautiful pictures, beautiful wedding, beautiful bride and groom!

11:27 AM, July 13, 2011  
Blogger Lawrence said...

You could make it as a wedding photographer, great pics. Great colors in the sun light, great smiles, great looking couple. May they have many years of sun sets together.

6:54 PM, July 13, 2011  
Anonymous lucie said...

Thes photos are beautiful! you succeed in capturing the atmosphere!

12:09 AM, July 14, 2011  
Anonymous Merrymom said...

Hi Molly,
I am fairly new to your blog but I subscribe to it now after reading your book. I really enjoyed your book, and the recipes I have tried. I look forward to your posts to see what you are making. I also enjoy photography, and I have used film in the past, now I mostly use digital, but seeing these photos makes me want to try film again......thank you for sharing the info on the film you use.....would like to figure out how to share film photos I take with others...such as on a website....any suggestions?

10:40 AM, July 14, 2011  
Blogger Laken said...

beautiful pictures. I loved reading the story of your friendship.

6:30 PM, July 14, 2011  
Blogger red ticking said...

l o v e l y.......

9:31 PM, July 14, 2011  
Blogger Robert & Trushna said...

That last picture makes me choke up every time I look at it. Every. Single. Time. (It's a bit embarassing getting all teary-eyed while in a suit at work on my lunchbreak, but there you go.)

There's so much love, happiness and joy pouring out of these pictures, I can only imagine what a wonderful day it was being there. Thank you for sharing! Luisa (and you) remind us what it's all about.

3:59 AM, July 15, 2011  
Blogger Jess said...

that last picture made me cry. So beautiful.

7:12 AM, July 15, 2011  
Anonymous JackieDee said...

I've followed Luisa for a while now too, and it was such a fun little frisson to recognize you in the background of the photo she posted from her day. :)

Your photos make me LONG for Italy. Must.go.back.some.day.

Thanks for sharing!

8:50 AM, July 15, 2011  
Blogger Gosia said...

Wow, very good pictures. The wedding was amazing. I love weddings in such a simple style

10:55 AM, July 15, 2011  
Anonymous Rene Bien said...

What a lovely first impression of your blog--which I just discovered. I love the photo on the masthead--dinosaur kale???--one of my faves.

Beautiful pics. I am looking forward to more.


11:32 AM, July 15, 2011  
Blogger Molly said...

Merrymom, I use Flickr to share photos, and I really love it. When I have my film developed, I have the lab scan it, and then it's easy to upload and use.

12:00 PM, July 15, 2011  
Anonymous Andy said...

I love weddings in such a simple style

6:56 PM, July 15, 2011  
Blogger Kavita said...

thank you for the picture feast, molly. i would like you to know i look forward eagerly to your posts, i enjoy them so much. your book is impossible to find in bookshops in mumbai, india.

11:32 PM, July 15, 2011  
Anonymous Jen said...

The thought of two of my favorite bloggers at this gorgeous wedding in Italy warms my heart! I'm so happy for Luisa, having followed her story of her move back to Berlin, and glad you got to capture this magical day and share it with us.

10:23 AM, July 16, 2011  
Blogger shirenesBEAN said...

What beautiful scenery for a wedding! :D

11:45 AM, July 16, 2011  
Blogger Amy said...

Such a beautiful place to have a wedding!

11:50 PM, July 16, 2011  
Anonymous Melanie said...

I wish Luisa and Max and you and Brandon a lifetime too. Their wedding looked like a totally amazing day. The internet is amazing too, bringing together you and Luisa through blogging when you never may have met...

8:25 PM, July 17, 2011  
Blogger Va Morelia said...

a perfect moment for the rest of your life! congrats

12:02 AM, July 22, 2011  
Blogger Contact Francis-Olive said...

How lovely. And how lucky to have been there for the occasion!

- Frankie

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10:27 AM, July 23, 2011  
OpenID foodieinberlin.com said...

What gorgeous pictures.
It was really such a beautiful wedding. Maybe she should moonlight as a wedding advisor or something.
It was very nice to meet you and your mother. I look forward to your next book!

1:43 AM, July 25, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok sorry for being behind the time...but where was the wedding? the images are stunning....maybe someone said where it was among the many comments....but my husband and I are looking for a romantic place to spend our 7th anniversary and man does that look like an amazing spot.....do tell! and as always looking forward to the recipes:)

8:38 PM, August 03, 2011  
Blogger Molly said...

Anonymous, the wedding was in a little village just outside of Urbino, Italy. I'm not sure where you live, but for me, it was quite a schlep! Very much worth it, though. It was unbelievably beautiful.

9:27 PM, August 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing place to be. No wonder the images are so beautiful. Unfortunately we are in WA so that
is a bit far...thanks for sharing! If you have any other favorite spots equally as spectacular but closer...do tell...we are having a heck of a time finding a place.

8:06 PM, August 06, 2011  
Blogger The Magic Pie said...

these pictures are great! congratulations to your friend! I'll get married in less than one month...so excited! :)
bye bye

7:12 AM, August 17, 2011  
Anonymous Cirdan said...

Such a beautiful wedding. Heres to wishing them an even more beautiful future together!

Molly I'd like to thank you for making this blog and showing me so many great recipes. Your style of writing is so good you've inspired me to write a blog of my own too!

11:28 PM, August 24, 2011  

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